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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
side of the street, there is an elderly man who requires a wheelchair, one woman past 80 who uses a walker, another woman past 80, a man in his late 70s who has need he knee replacements and uses a cane. others in their 70s. these residents could not tolerate any part of the sidewalk made steeper. this is to notify the committee that if this construction is granted without disability issues addressed, you can rest assured there might be lawsuits with requests for punitive damages. * please contact public works department disability access coordinator kevin jensen at 30 van ness avenue. i tried to get in touch with him, but i'm not computer savvy and nobody answers their phone, you know. so, anyway, i would appreciate it if this would be looked into from a disability point of view. >> thank you. >>> thank you. >> are there any other members of the public who would like to comment? >>> my name is lou randal. i live at the corner of peralta and [speaker not understood]. as you go through, there must be some traffic controls put in before construction starts. we've had one car destroy
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
the machines, using the machines for his future projects or reselling them on the open market. >> so, there is a salvage value -- >> owe yes. these machines -- the machines that will be used to build the central subway are essentially new machines. * oh, these machines have a fairly, very -- they can be reused and refurbished and they're used throughout the world in other projects that would use that same diameter. >> great. the one final question while i have you here, the north beach station option is clearly not before us today. but my understanding is nothing we're doing here would preclude that possibility. in other words, it actually would make it possible to have a north beach station by continuing the tunnel to north beach and providing a site where possibly a future station pending environmental review could be built? >> that's correct. we're not doing anything that would preclude a north beach station or make it more difficult to construct in the future. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. well, a few comments along those lines. i'm just going to make -- sir, thanks f
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Feb 15, 2013 7:30pm PST
of review, the board shall use in deciding a case such as this, shall only be in the case of error or abuse of the zoning administrator. that has not been shown. all of the technical procedures were followed correctly as will be corroborated by the zoning administrator's testimony. i will not bother reading the five procedures that everything went through. >> just an over review. >> pardon me? >> are you, confused? >> the sole reason for the appellant's case is that they are not happy with the out come of the discretionary hearing and the wish to further impede the building process. the appellant's brief provides no new evidence and does not attempt to justify any zoning error or abuse of discretionary power. >> you should focus your comments on the denovo review. >> it means that we are hearing it fresh, it applies to the zoning determinations and which there is not. >> it is a building permit. >> i understand. >> so, i guess that i am not quite prepared. i will pull out my file on the, which you probably have a copy of that i attached which was the discretion review hearing. and the point
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Feb 16, 2013 3:30am PST
more information on where we can reside if there is going to be a ban completely exile us out of the city, but now that i am hearing what is going on that the programs are trying to find places for us i will try to find out a little bit more. i appreciate you guys doing what you can, but having a ban -- i know it's more of industrial vehicles that are being a problem than rv's, but i know a lot of the homeless people they recycle and some people don't clean up after themselves. they leave big messes and i think us being in rv's we try to contain our habitation. we have our bathroom for sanitation reasons. there is no really -- you know what? this is an idea for you guys to have more bathrooms or like out houses in some areas -- >> thank you. >> for sanitary reasons -- >> thank you. >> because a lot of the businesses won't allow to you walk in. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> [inaudible] >> thank you. thank you. >> hello. my name is isaac and i just have a couple of things that are on my mind. i was just wondering why -- okay. so the city is trying to fix the hom
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Feb 16, 2013 12:30pm PST
into view to see that the funds are used wisely. the case from the attorneys and the support staff prosecuting violence in this city are are you able so long as they stay hi high. those kinds loads are we hope short time. i think the peculiar the finance committee did in making the changes necessary to appropriate the amount to the district attorney's office during the budget and finance committee was priority because based on the need what was being recommended to us is appropriate. as well as the information that is of the appropriation going to the status of women was carefully vetted and discussed and i am comfortable in moving this item forward and looking forward to moving another project forward that talks about the additional appropriation and i wait for this this to be returned to the board and supervisor yee >> thank you. i also want to thank the community for actually help with this issue. and i guess one of the comments i want to make and i'll be sporting as it is sent back to committee. as i'm listening i understand the statute of woman support is necessary but what
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Feb 16, 2013 12:30am PST
issues. we are in a single story building with no residential neighborses above us and have a good relationship with the neighbors to the rear of the building. to one side there is a single story furniture store that's closed at night and the other side are portable library restaurant and blondie's bar and grill to the establishments on the block during the evening. [speaker not understood]. i have p become an active member in the merchant community and sit on the board of the merchants business association and a newer group known as the valencia corridor merchants association. for the hearing today i personally contacted neighboring business such as kass nova, blondie's bar [speaker not understood], double dutch bar, [speaker not understood] general store restaurant and [speaker not understood] restaurant. i posted signs on the street behind our location and we noticed residents and businesses within 300 feet of the premises as required by the department. i've had several meetings with captain moser at the mission station to discuss enforcement issues and he has remained in suppor
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
will need to look at that increase in projected revenue to help us get to the needed levels. the increases that we are looking at are largely associated with the labor and negotiations that took place last year and the contracts that are in place for the next couple of years. so those are going to increase our salary and fringe benefit cost to a certain degree and we know last year at this time we discussed reducing the city order and we brought it down to $180,000 to $130,000 and we talked about reducing it further going forward to $120,000. at this point i am not going to recommend that we any lower than we are now. we had a work order with the city attorney for the last five years and the utilization has fluctuated over the last five years and that has depended on a lot of factors and it has to do with the caseload and the volume of the cases and the length of board meetings and the hours that the city attorney has to sit with us and the complexity and uniqueness of the cases and the number of new board members that come on and increase of on boarding those members and also changes in t
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
for people is inside or outside the room? >>> outside. the use of the atm is done in the vestibule itself. >> but it faces kind of sideways, not toward the street? >>> exactly. >> okay. it sounds like it helps at least with the signage not facing the street. and i think you're hearing that people don't want the signage necessarily of the atm [speaker not understood]. >> yes, i understand there is concern about the number of signs we put on the buildings. the amount of blue illumination. i will certainly take that strongly into account when we design the signage package of the building. * >> commissioner antonini. >> yes, mr. sanchez, i think i've seen that decision from '54 many times, justification for discretionary review. it goes on to say it is a very sensitive discretion that has to be used with extreme caution, restraint. but in any case, the much larger issue in regards to the sign and color issue is design in general. you go to a lot of places in some communities, even other fairly large cities, and the formula retail establishment, banks and others, are very tastefully done in th
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Feb 16, 2013 3:30pm PST
supply agreement and back acheally for us to deal with as it was discussed in proposition -- that the wholesale customers as a voice or clear recourse in dealing with that situation and so we developed a mechanism so wholesale customers can be protected in the future consideration of the proposal and so it's simple providing for a future amendment and water supply agreement to make sure that we maintain the levels of is the service that we have committed to and cost allocations there. >> any comments? >>> commission moved fd. >> seconded by commissioner moran and now we are open to public comments and mr. rose crans. >> mr. mike martial? . >> good afternoon, welcome to the commission mr. martial. >> thank you happy new year and my name is mike martial i'm the executive director of rich -- and i wanted to begin by articulating what we do because it was loss in the roont campaign about this issue we are here today bealso believe that everyone involved and the water system the hetch hetchy water system should have a say of the water improvements and i'm sorry this
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Feb 15, 2013 9:30pm PST
at the corner of 16th and kansas streets are the only two formula retail uses. by the whole foods located at the southwest corner of 17th and rhode island street is [speaker not understood], falls within the mur zoning district where formula retail uses are principally permitted. the sbaeerctiontionv at kansas and 16th street is the only other financial service or bank formula retail or otherwise located within this contiguous umu zoning district. and while the umu zoning district encourages wide uses, residential, retail offices and [speaker not understood], currently located within this contiguous umu district. regarding public comment, to date the department has received no public comment on this project. in order for the project to move forward, the planning commission must grant conditional use authorization to allow a new formula retail use within this umu zoning district. the department believes this is a necessary and desirable project because no overconcentration of formula retail uses exist within the contiguous umu zoning district because the contiguous umu zoning district curr
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Feb 16, 2013 1:30pm PST
used for. let me be clear i'm not prejulian this situation we're only trying to gather the facts. i'm committed to providing more affordable housing. in december the maintenance mount released it's reported on the san francisco police department over the proceeding 5 years and it showed that the intersection of market and the other streets it has the highest collision of bicycles in the city and i've personality been involved in two. sadly they've had more than their fair share. it also has the highest collision situations near market. we can't just call this a job well done and move on. affordable housing and traps are vital events we have to have in this city - people are - to greatly improve their lives. i'm very pleased that the sheriff department was awarded a grant under little second chance acre cover program. it will give the sheriff's department around $600,000 for helping people with p t s c. this program will help us reduce depends on drugs. i ask my colleagues to join me to give the sheriff's the fund they need >> thank you, madam clerk. just a couple of comments. first
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30pm PST
commissioners here. that he felt that we were not prepared -- actually accused of us not reading briefs, and i just want to state we do take an oath when we agree to volunteer for this commission, and part of that oath includes the promise and the oath to be well prepared for all hearings and be ready to vote on all matters before us, so i personally take great offense at the accusation that any member of this board is not well prepared and has not put in hours upon hours to prepare for each and every matter before us. we are public servants here, and as a fellow former public servant i would think that mr. kopp would afford us that same presumption of competence and dedication to what we have taken on when we take an oath to do the work here, so i have not heard apart from making that very clears -- i have not heard anything that would sway me to vote to grant a rehearing in this case. there's no new material facts, nothing whatsoever presented to us that would make me vote to grant a rehearing. >> i'm in concurrence with that opinion. it is a narrow issue that is before us which is the zon
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 3:00am PST
streets but it gives us an additional tool to address the issues related to over night parking of large vehicles on a focused location specific basis. these -- some of these locations have resulted in some negative impacts from parking over night vehicles -- over night large sized vehicles and that's what we're attempting to address. i also want to refresh your memory. we did a sampling of the neighborhoods in the city prior to the legislation being considered and over 450 type of vehicles that far in this classification we found that 42% of them were motor homes but more importantly over 50% of them consist of trucks and buss and trailers so this legislation will also capture those types of vehicles and it's very important because i think a lot of our -- the concerns that we received from the neighborhoods were for those vehicles being warehoused on the city streets, and from our survey we also found those vehicles that are out on the street that we sample 60% of them actually were registered with san francisco addresses, and of those only 20% are within 1/4 mile of where they're reg
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Feb 16, 2013 7:30am PST
residents have brought to us and the ultimate goal is to make sure that lower polk is a vibrant, diverse and safe neighborhood. so i am happy to take questions and i believe that i don't know if sophie has more to add to what i have talked about? but this is the context of why we have introduced the legislation and where we are currently at now. thank you. >> commissioner comments? >> is there a question as to why we couldn't just put it as a conditional use? >> why do we have to be a blanket on as opposed to controlling it with a condition. >> could you repeat the question? >> why do we need to put a total ban in place? could we not control the proliferation or adding a few bars or whatever, by conditional use? >> right. so the initial proposal to ban bars and liquor stores from this corridor has to do with the number of existing establishments that already exist in that six-block span. like i said we have already 45 existing permits in that corridor and from the experience of the residents as well as what we have heard, we believe that we have reached a saturation point and so, the ban
SFGTV
Feb 16, 2013 10:30am PST
. >> thank you. >> thank you. yes it's a big question there. i'm not used to seeing you here. so this is a good segue to an item later on the agenda and prepare for example the update of the prop k strategic plan and the five year prioritization program. that's the first place for us to coordinate with the mta and the other sponsors. without giving away too much of that presentation this body works with the sponsors to lay out the next five years of projects. in terms of delivering on time and on budget the most critical to watch is the n-judah customer first project. we helped partially fund a similar project on the [inaudible]. these are critical. it's really the first wave of implementation. these are not subject to the eir. they're accomplishing many of the same things and once it's approved it will make changes to that as well and that is what we will report back to you and on performance benefits as well. >> thank you. i am sure supervisors -- when it comes to that it's a big priority. thank you. >> commissioner breed. >> thank you. i just had a few questions. so t
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Feb 16, 2013 2:00am PST
used an existing position and temporarily converted it but property ject manager is on board so we are adding a position in to put the project manager in. >> in the $250 million request if that does not come to fruition. >> we will just note it, it does not impact the budget because the money is already appropriate ated it is really more informational. >> right. >> if that number is not actually inside of the budget. because we don't, it is already created. >> if the 0.05 fte that was on like the community initiated, so 0.05. that was that is going up 0.15. >> it is going up to 0.15 and we reallocated it from another line item in the historic preservation. >> what 0.05 mean, you could be divided on the way to work? >> just kidding. >> but, maybe, you know, i don't know if the preservation commission wants more that may be something that if they did not like the $250,000 for the secretary of interior standards perhaps you could ask them for more money for that use >> they have been reporting the response time but they asked us to kind of up our part of it. >> okay. >> yeah, but you
SFGTV
Feb 15, 2013 10:30pm PST
use and rezonings. that didn't prove to be economically feasible. silver leathers came before the commission. however, this is the first one by mr. campos, my client, and i was at the commission in 2009 when you approved this 6 to 1 with dozens of community members supporting it in 2009. unfortunately, as you know in that period, the econ kind of fell apart and financing and so did equity. and when you approved, it was not a good time to get financing and start construction. * economy now the aloe am -- economy has come back, lending is available. the client is ready to go forward and start with all the final permitting when the city claim to the client a few months ago and asked that his construction be delayed by reason of using the site for up to two years for removing the boring equipment. and since then my client has agreed to delay his construction. and there are some risks. however, it seems like it's what's best for the city and the neighborhood, and was willing to come back before you and is today on essentially the same project. but instead of a demolition -- excus
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Feb 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
francisco to be the leader in bicycling use >> thank you supervisor mar. i want to assure that the streets will save for all san franciscans especially for those who are on bicycle >> and this weekend i made my bicycle trip on the market south neighborhoods and i wanted to know first hand the use of bicycles in our cities. the capital improvement program represents all modes of travel in our city. so to look at just san francisco as a whole won't tell the whole story. recently, we applied for bicycles plans with the transportation authority. those 3 projects alone show improvements including millions of dollars in our bicycle network. i understand we applied for another million dollars for our city. those put together total millions of dollars in improvements and alternative the maintenance mount is projecting that their 5 year bicycling plan will increase of about 1 hundred and 18 percent. as you noted we have drafted the bicycle strategy and we know the improvement that are required to make san francisco a major city for bicycling identified in this strategy. lately i annunciated in my
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Feb 16, 2013 2:30am PST
proposition c was passed which requires us also to review and provide input for the city services auditor and also the whistle blower program. we have nine appointed members, and they're appointed -- over here on the left hand side are the names of the members. we have the vice chair john [inaudible] in the audience. some of us are appointed by board of supervisors, one by the mayor, and one by the civil grand jury and two by the controller and in my case i will be leaving the citizen's general obligation bond oversight committee shortly and i would urge another small business person if possible. my particular role is being active in a business organization. i think it would be great to have another small business person that comes into this role. so some of the things that we did this year we changed the frequency of our meetings from four times a year to six times a year, and we did that because we felt we didn't have enough time to address the bonds. i believe it's up over $2 billion in bonds which is a lot of money and a lot of responsibility and we thought more frequent meeting
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30am PST
did read the new puc rulings. i have to admit i'm a little lost as to where that leaves us and what our options are now. i think it would be really helpful to get an update on that. i know it concerns -- it concerns all of us as city people and taxi riders. >> especially the insurance part. >> especially the insurance part. it worries me to have people getting into these cars with people they have no idea who they are. >> i would second the request on the inspectors. i think one of the sort of promises we made in the industry about raising all this revenue is that we at least use some portion of it for enforcement. you know, i don't know what mr. heely is referring to, but i think rather than speculate who is blocking what, if we can have a report on where we are with hiring enforcement officers, that might be the way to go. >> thank you, director reiskin. [speaker not understood]. >> the consent calendar, these items are considered to be routine and will be acting upon by a single roll call vote unless a member of the public or member of the board wishes to discuss an item separate
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Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
? >> so, the contract monitoring division used to be there was a... there was a division within the hrc that monitored the contracts around the lbes and so that is now, the contract compliance component has been taken out of hrc and it is now under the city administrator's office. because all, you know, our, the office of contract administration is also under the city administrator's office. the risk management. so the idea was to bring all that have kind of under one house. so, the division is relatively new and it has taken the time to get up and go and so they are having an open house open their doors and present themselves to the public. so to speak. >> great. >> thank you. >> okay. next item, please? >> commissioners, item 12, legislation and policy committee report. >> and as the legislation and policy committee, we reviewed two of the items that we heard this evening, the folk street, alcohol and tobacco and paraphernalia restriction and we voted on that with comments. and we also heard the ban ordinance, which we voted to pass unanimously and it was. so. that is it for that item
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
hurtado and darryl honda and ann lazarus is absent this evening and we have our staff joining us this evening. i am cynthia goldstein. i am the board's executive director and are joined with want dids that have cases before the board tonight. scott sanchez is here. john quan is here management of the public works. jarvis is here with taxis and municipal services and katherine markum is here from the san francisco police department department bureau. at this time if you could go over the meeting guidelines and conduct the swearing in process. >> the board requests that you turn off all phones and pagers. please carry on conversations in the hallway. the board rules of presentation are as follows. each side has even minutes to present their case and people affiliated with the parties must be in this time and members of the public have three minutes to address the board but no rebuttals. to assist the members members are asked but not required to speaker card or business card to staff when you come up to the podium. speaker cards and pens are available on the left side of t
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
and want us to continue to acted indicate violence here in san francisco and start a global movement. (applause) everyone here is touched by domestic violence. if you say you do know, it may be your co worker it could be your sister who doesn't want to speak out it could be your mother or grand mother. i do this in memory of a fellow co worker a fellow public sector attorney laura sweat who was murdered by her husband and in that moment, two young children were left without a mother. i do this in her memory and in hope that her children will no longer see anymore violence and i do this in the hope that the world will see no more violence. thank you for joining one billion rising. you have the power to save lives. (applause) thank you julie sue the president of the commission and the status of woman. are there vagina's around? yeah are there pussies here? , my name is medical knee mand har and i'm the president of the fill phenowoman's network one of the organizers of these events tonight. and i'm a survivor of domestic violence i i'm here ton because when i was 22 -years-old
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
for the program. we would really like to get away from using a letter of credit. because it costs money, number one and it is duplicative to the money in the self-insurance fund and it will help to stream line the process for not only the city, the administrator and the contractors. and so we are looking at alternatives to the letter of credit of being able to issue some form of collateral that is effective to the surty companies to keep the program going in a stream lined fashion. we are going to continue to review the processes for efficiency and effectiveness. there will be further 14 d clean upcoming up down the line and we will be using that process to make additional recommendations to the program efficiencies. in this current legislation, we just wanted to make sure that deal with what we consider to be some what of a no brainer, in that it does, it has a very immediate impact with without a whole lot of down side. and essentially. and then, we are also going to take a look at options to increase the types of contracts that are allowed to participate in the program, we are also partnerin
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
it out and allow them to be able to reduce the number of issues that is before us, and therefore be able to not only take care of -- any substantive concerns in agreement with the appellant but allow the permit holder to correct any of the procedural issues that have been brought up-to-date. >> i view this -- the issue here -- i mean what has been presented and the testimony we received and particularly from planning is very troubling to me and seems to me this is exactly called out as the jurisdiction requester has call it out, the serial permitting problem, and i think that -- i think it's a catch me if you can situation, and oh you solve that problem. we will take a slerch hammer to it. gone like it wasn't an issue. these are sophisticated people and this is a problem. if you're so sophisticated and finding loopholes around the way everyone else is required to do it is deeply problematic to me and i am inclined to grant the request. if a continuous is preferred on the part of all parties i would go that route but i think everyone needs to delve in and if there is an environmental r
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Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
automated and they use a debit card including our wheelchair customers we know who got into a vehicle, when they got into that vehicle and where they went and how much they paid for it. now we are able to track and we picked up 0 wheelchair customers or you picked up 54 wheelchair customer and now we can track that and this is one of the reasons that many in our industris that been afraid of that technology because now we are able to enforce the standards that were on the books before but no one was able to truly enforce without looking at the hand records that were produced by the driver themselves. >> what we want to do and demonstrate to our drivers and to our medallion holders is simply that, the days of simply driving and doing whatever you feel like are done. what we now want you to focus on is actually serving the public. no more coming in and say, well, it is so busy here, well it is not busy enough. now we are saying, no. now we know what you are doing. now we want you to track people. now we want you to pick them up. we know that you are sitting down at the airport all day in a ra
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
interior only and no change of use, and the person's name was mcaretta 2, 16/12. i don't know what happened, or why they didn't continue with that. the subsequent permit was issued. and to comply with the notice of violation. i have the details of that. but i believe that it was in november, the 5th, it was a permit issued for a demo of interior walls and removing of the suspended ceiling to comply with the notice of violation and the future will be under separate permit. and that did not go through the planning department it does not need to go through the planning department. so it is a permit application, maybe he did come in. >> mr. duffy, this scope of work normally probably would have been an over the counter. >> it is the over the counter. i don't know why unless, you know, some people think that like he indicated that he needed to aggregate the demo work plus the new ti work. >> some people start with the demo department and we have seen that earlier tonight. but some people start with the smaller part and move to the bigger one and expedites the thing but we like them to get the pe
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Feb 16, 2013 1:30am PST
conditional use. >> i am going to oppose the continuance, we have the legislation that we are responsible for and we will not always, if we are not willing to up hold in this case, then i fear, i know that one case is not supposed to set a precedent, but it will. i don't think that it is going to do something, although the orchard will talk to people merchants will say that it is not going to effect me and it is okay if i come in there and i can buy something cheaper. as far as the other issues, like loading, if we do pass it, we can take it up in, you know, just deal with it. >> commissioner antonini. >> i don't know if we are supposed to debate a continuance. first of all a month from today and if it is okay to speak to it. i think that we have neighborhoods, stores and there are, this is a neighborhood. and but, it is also a very busy area where there is a lot of traffic, coming from other places, which has been brought up. and there might be in the area that might drive out of the city and there is room for both and there might be a way to work something out between th
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Feb 16, 2013 5:30am PST
and really showing us the big picture. the other thing i wanted to do was to thank the department for their work with the chinatown flower festival. it was last weekend and it was a fabulous event. there was some moments of nervous us in that we knew we were going to get the [speaker not understood] for the flower festival. department did a great job in that [speaker not understood]. thank you very much. >> thank you. director burgess. [speaker not understood]. >> i just wanted to offer my congratulations to chairman nolan for being reappointed by mayor lee to serve another term on the mta board and continue to serve as our chairman. i know we're all looking forward to another four-year. >> are you speaking of everybody here, four more years? >> i think i can safely speak on behalf of everyone. [laughter] >> thank you, it was very gracious, very kind. okay, -- director regis. >> yes. very quickly i, too, would like to join chairman nolan in thanking the staff for a great workshop on last week. it was phenomenal. but the other thing i would like to do and i hope other board members
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Feb 16, 2013 11:30am PST
identify today but we use the five year prioritization process to identify and traffic calming and pedestrian and safety and signs and those are all programs and finally expansion and major capital projects and transit effectiveness project and these other projects, so one -- just to get us started one way of thinking about investment scenarios. well, just take the discretionary funds that we have and if you remember back to some of the revenue discussions in the past with information items there is 3.1 billions dollars in truly discretionary funds to prioritization through the sft p and split it among the groups i think close to .6 in each category, so that's one way of doing it, or you could think about addressing sort of a similar percentage of need in each category, and so this -- what you see is an example of that. take that 3.14 billion sort of achieve a certain similar percentage of the need in that category across all categories. and there are other ways to think about the guiding framework for the investment scenario. we could focus on sogr exclusively and we will
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Feb 16, 2013 12:00am PST
and working with the agency to further flesh out the use he here. but what again is envisioned is a place where people can gather where there might be an opportunity for some kind of food service or food court or even a restaurant on the ground level. it's a tough corner because of the parking structure across the street from the hospital, but we'd like to try to activate it at least set the structure in a best position possible to activate it in that way. at the other corner of the building that i mentioned, this is the entry if you're coming west ward along 16th street and you're headed towards the building, this gives you a sense of again stepping back away from the freeway. there's a grander sense of arrival and mission bay than there otherwise would and again mission bay is very heavily pedestrian and bicycle traffic street providing opportunities to stop and rest at this point. so, we go to the elevations which is the next page in your package. in addition to creating the open spaces at the corners sw creating the breaks between buildings, each of which is about 40 feet in width, we
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00am PST
. the city decided to take them out, 7 blocks further. i'm here to say many of us object strongly to the pagoda palace location. really promised it would be presented to the chinatown option, option number 2 apparently was never presented to you or it was presented to you with the built-in instructions how to vote. i would like to say the chinatown option explore the extraction boring machines. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> gregory geiber followed by lance carnes. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon. thank you for allowing me to talk. i'm relatively new to san francisco. i went to school here. i spent my life in new york city and know how long a subway project can take from start to completion. when i arrived in new york city in the '70s, the subway was being planned. i hope to get there sometime before i eventually die and it might be completed. these things take a long time. when people favor the pagoda theater, it seemed to be an a versus b assumption. there were no alternative to the chinatown that it seemed to be you want union street or you want the pag
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Feb 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
commission torres asked us to report back to see if p uc can used the two millions million dollars in park bound money allocated to lake -- last june an e-mail was sent to the city attorney asking if that opinion has been given and so far he has not received a response. to get an answer from the city attorney from this very important issue. for your information, commissioners, at the january 8 meeting of the park recreation and open space advisory committee, reckon park gave a 20 minute progresses report on capital planning for the year 2013. lake -- was not mentioned. reckon's park answer to my question about of the status of 2 million-dollar park bound money for lake merced, was that the park will not get around to looking at lake merced until sometime in august of this year eight months from now question for mr. kelly this is on the advance coco calendar you indicated that a commission workshop on lake merced would be held in about two months and didn't see any mention yet on the events calendar and so we hope that you will be taking that up higher courtly so that we can get our cal
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
and the permit holder, given the fact that he has a relatively small building, it is for his own use and that there has already been a bite taken out of it by the planning commission. >> >> okay. i have similar leaning. i have definite sympathies for the individuals and the people who reside in the stage house building. but i think that in this instance, i think that what was very lucidating to me was the comments of the zoning administrator and the visuals provided with respect to the actual impacts. i think that in reading the materials from the appellant's brief, i just disclosed it, and i actually read his briefs. and i was under a different impression and one that where the impact would be much more severe. so for those reasons and some of the reasons that commissioner fung stated my leanings are to uphold the permit. >> yeah. for me it is a little difficult case because of the fact for one i sympathize with any obstruction of this kind, especially in even if it does not directly block the sunlight, i think that there is going to be an impact so i am sympathetic to that. but wha
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Feb 16, 2013 1:00am PST
city rather than us conforming to whatever their business model is. that's the reason i attended the pre-application meeting and that's why i've been in communication with project sponsors. * ever since then to try to assure that this had a greater street presence to what they originally proposed. bear in mind those fancy architectural renderings you're looking at are only appropriate if you're in a helicopter hovering over the project site. the reality on the ground is blanch street is a one-way street going eastward towards the embarcadaro. and in general, what you will see on the ground is the backside of this project and the blanch street frontage. so, if you do approve this project, please ensure that bryant street gives back something to the community. thank you. * >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hello, my name is rick carp, i'm the president of cole hardware here in san francisco and i'm asking you to please reject this project based on the formula retail issues. it's been my passion since the early '80s to try to keep big box and formula retail out of san francisco. i'm
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
? is it a balance license? what standard are we going to use? >> >> and that would be unfair to the public at a whole. >> do you have any -- >> i do and the issue is background check and you stated the primary reason it requires a valid id so you can do a background check and issue a license for fortuneteller. >> that's correct. that's one of the reasons. >> which makes infinite sense to me, so if a medical marijuana card issued by the state requires a background check to be issued wouldn't it be valid for your licensing purposes? >> that's a good question. a thorough and complete background check starts with knowing that your backgrounding the person who is applying for the permit. if that person's identity is something different the background check has no merit, so it's very important -- it wouldn't have any merit because you would be backgrounding somebody who is not the real person applying for the permit. what i am getting at is even if the state of california and i don't think they do a criminal background check. i don't know that for sure but i don't think they do. even if they
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Feb 16, 2013 9:30am PST
specific positions on bills. as it will allow for us to carry out common positions that reflect either our own growth and objectives with protecting and increasing transportation revenue and allow us to work with other authorities across the state and ntc. and other partners. we have also conducted with the mayor's office on these principles and we are going to work forward to hopefully establish some of these to become real. over the last year, we have actually recognized some successes from the legislative program, and the subway has reached its full funding grant agreement and advocating for significant appropriations for high speed rail at the state level and map 21, the federal bill guide and appropriations have been authorized through 2014 and significant expansion of tifia, for large projects in particular. we also have seen a parody with the tax benefit for transit at $240 a month which will carry through for the end of 2013. this is parody with the parking pretext benefits. so with this in hand, we make recommendations for a 2013 program, which will begin on page 19 of your packet
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Feb 16, 2013 2:30pm PST
to commit on issues we've voted on today but you can also make general commits not on issues in front of us. >> i'm sorry. and now that i want to commit on a family as they mourn the passing of they've over turning of a guilty verdict in their case >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello my name is paul let brown. i'm here again, it's coming up open another year my son was murdered. 30s rounds of built left that gun and went into my son. i'm here and whatever i can be to bring awareness to members of homicide. my son is still gone. a lot of parents - i stand for a lot of parents who can't even do this. i will continue to do this. i'm in school now trying to get my alcoholic and other degrees. we're talking about trying to beware guns. our children are still dying, lying on the street and their blood going down the gutter. i'm tired of hearing about people's children getting murdered everyday. i relive this everyday and i walk out the door everyday looking at where my son laid. as i think about it i have to keep my son and other people's children in the public's eye. how long are we going t
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Feb 16, 2013 8:30am PST
at the liquor store and so it might be something where someone would come down and give us financial services a couple of days a week until there was an opportunity to put in the full service and these are form law retailers in many cases, but, even they are not ready to put down roots yet in certain neighborhood. and so i can see where this will be important for a whole bunch of different sort of classes and things and not just opportunistic cools tips through retail which i think is interesting to me but also the vital services for community that are under served or emerging. >> that sort of ties in from what we are seeing, the program focus to balance the needs of neighborhoods that are not being met. >> it is exciting and a lot to it and it is very interesting and a nuance area. so we have a lot to get your arms around >> great. >> commissioner o'brien? >> very quickly, you made me have a thought there that you may know about the soft story initiative where they are trying to go into these soft story building and one of the big logical challenges that we have been contending with is how d
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
other areas like the pedestrian area and within the traffic calming use the funding more specifically on speed reduction and work with the coalition to identify the details of the program, but the idea is we identify the potential locations -- >> [inaudible] >> yes. >> commissioner kim has a question. >> i didn't mean to interrupt you midsentence. if you want to finish the slide i have a question. i was excited we were able to slow down the speed at our school sites. unfortunately the schools in district six we're not able to get that type of speed limit reduction because of the areas they're in. bessy carmichael and the tenderloin is another. i know they were able to slow it in the alleys but because we're on arteal yar corridors and i am wondering what we can do to improve it in those areas. >> we are using physical measures addition to the 15 miles per hour a sign. it's a policy and opportunity for enforcement but these are physical measures for a motorists to think i would be more comfortable driving more slowly, and within the school funding we can look at those locations a
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Feb 16, 2013 10:00am PST
the fact that all of us even though he's not in district 9 we hear from him on different issues that identifies out there and i think that kind of enthusiasm should be reawarded and i am happy to support his reappointment. >> thank you. i wanted to to ask ms. geary we have district three rep and a district six rep and i am wondering -- so mr. flanagan is in the mix of these applicants even though we don't have his application so he is being considered. there is a bunch of people in district three and six on the list as well. are we to defer to the supervisors for these appointments? i think we heard from commissioner kim for her preference. have he heard from supervisor david chiu of district three? >> no. we have not yet heard from supervisor chiu. >> okay. >> regarding the question the appointees are not district specific so they are traditionally have been to ensure that we have representation throughout the city, all perspectives are represented. traditionally i think we have -- our experience has been that there's been some deference to the actual commissioner regard
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
windows and i don't know if was used for a hot tub or what have you, but the permit came in and kind of very neatly added a roof on the structure and closing it and incorporating it into the building envelope. that wouldn't have been allowed under the planning code. one problem there are no existing or proposed plans. what we have here are proposed plans that have a little bit of dash lines underneath of what was there and it wasn't very clear. typically we will get one existing version, one proposed version. we can clearly compare the two so that is one of the problems here with this permit so that's the january permit that is problematic with that, and they did resolve it later on with one of the permits on appeal later on, but that is a problem with this permit. the next permit which was the march permit they added a garage in there. there are a couple of problems with this. first the excavation required environmental review and i don't see evidence of that and i apologize i had a brief conversation with the architect and i went over some of the issues and this one i didn't
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Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
that calls for the did i tension of u.s. citizens. membrane introduce myself i'm bill i'm a japanese american and for justice. during world war ii my family was removed due to executive order from 70 near the racetrack to end up on the indian reservation land. my - we ended up there because he had no trial, nor faced any charges wisp simply found guilty because of our race. my father lost his provides business and truck. and due to antijapanese people in san francisco we couldn't find a lawyer to defend him. he received no help from any community. i was born in the reservation and suffered skin rashes. individuals suffered because of the living arrangements and also from mental breakdowns. i could go on and on about the legacy of that camp and survivors but i ask that you repeal the support of this resolution. >> thank you. next speaker >> guilty of negligence supervisors it's an honor to be here. i'm a resident in the mission district and supervisor campos is my supervisor. i was glad to hear about the resolution about bikes today. a couple of years ago i was in an area and it was worked o
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Feb 15, 2013 8:30pm PST
? and therefore, you know, use more city resources, for purposes of advancing the interest of permit holder that i believe has done some things that are unseemly. >> i understand your concern, i share those concerns as well. and you know i was surprised by what i saw at the sight today and however i feel that this is the best resolution for all parties, moving forward for the appellant and for the permit holder for the city that this is the best way to insure that we are going to get a project that will comply with the project of the planning code. >> the next thing that i wanted to mention is that if so the next meeting that we have on the calendar is the 20th and if you believe that all parties can deliver and there is not going to be any kind of a problem in delivering, you know, said documents, to each other, timely, enough time to review, the next meeting that we have is march sixth and so if you are going to undertake this ambitious time line, it would behoov you do do it so that it happens on the 20th, rather than the 26th. >> one discussion that we had outside is that the day before we are
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Feb 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
and keeping in the language with prop i said it would use the sale of the parcels. in this agreement it was also state that the remaining funds after all the transportation enhancements were done the rest of the money would go to other projects. along market street with all the new housing being built we're not accurately providing with the muni system. our muni system can't handle the new demands from this housing development. we need more funds for our declining transportation infrastructure. in connection with this hearing supervisor and i will be talking with the housing community in hopes of finding a resolution some type of middle ground so we can move past this dispute. i also have two tragic stories. we had an individual pass away at the age of 99. she was the highest raking
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